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Texas school shooting : Latest Update

Nineteen children and two adults were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County on Tuesday, making the massacre the deadliest school shooting in Texas’ history.

“My heart is broken today,” Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell said while holding back tears during a press conference Tuesday evening.

We’re a small community and we need your prayers to get through this.

Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooter was killed. The shooter is believed to have acted alone, said Pete Arredondo, Uvalde CISD chief of police.

What happened in Uvalde is a horrific tragedy that cannot be tolerated in the state of Texas, Abbott said.

President Joe Biden has spoken with Abbott to offer his assistance, White House officials said.

Biden also ordered flags on all public property and at U.S. embassies to be flown at half-staff in memory of those killed.

Tonight, I ask the nation to pray for them. Give the parents and siblings the strength in the darkness they feel right now, Biden said at a press briefing Tuesday evening.

Biden also made a renewed call to reform gun laws.

As a nation, we have to ask — when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” he said.

One of the two adult victims was identified as a schoolteacher, Eva Mireles, by her aunt and by a parent of a student on social media.

The other adult and the 19 children have not been identified. State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, told CNN there might be a third adult dead but authorities have not confirmed it.

Authorities and hospital officials have said others were injured but have not confirmed how many.

Abbott identified the shooter as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old Uvalde resident.

The man abandoned his vehicle and entered Robb Elementary with a handgun and possibly a rifle, the governor said.

The shooting started around 11:32 a.m., Arredondo said. The Uvalde school district reported an active shooter on Twitter at 12:17 p.m.

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